Horae Decanicae Rurales; Being an Attempt to Illustrate, by a Series of Notes and Extracts, the Name and Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. with a Few Incidental Remarks on the Volume 1

Horae Decanicae Rurales; Being an Attempt to Illustrate, by a Series of Notes and Extracts, the Name and Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. with a Few Incidental Remarks on the Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...certain, WMuker'sHist. that it was frequently redeemed, or changed into a pecuniary payment, VolissJ observes Mr. Whitaker, as early as the year Mcc.: and has lone fettled e,1'? J"n' J m 0 son s Eccl.Laws, into a positive sum. It was very wisely appointed at first, as a provision V. 11. A.D. for the maintenance of the ordinary and his attendants during the time TM CXXXVI' of visitation, and to preclude that natural fear of expence which might abridge the frequency, and contract the particularity, of this useful exertion of discipline. But this end is now answered no longer. The first departure from the designation reduced it into a pecuniary payment Custom soon ascertained the particular sum. And the lowered value of money has Tendered the latter insignificant. It is no longer sufficient for the purposes, for which it was originally imposed. And the very useful, the parochial, visitation has therefore contracted itself into little more than a formal and hasty one by oeaiurieg. Visitations are now, for the most part, synodal, and not parochial--in consequence of the visitor availing himself of the indulgence which the law grants in special cases, where every church cannot be conveniently repaired to: "et Ji Sezt.Decr.liii. rommode vel abfque difficultate accedere ad unamquamque non poterii; T'xx"!" de pluribus locis ad unum congruum clericos et laicos Jludeat convocare, ne in Mis vifitatio pofiponatur." From this indulgence, and the great Gibson's Codex extent of dioceses and jurisdictions beyond what they originally were, cip.ni. p. 958. grew the custom of citing the clergy and people to attend visitations at particular places. See Gibson's note ad can. Lx. A.D. Mdciii.) procurationis, niji legitime vifitantibus. Ita...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123649721X
  • 9781236497215